Erin A.L. Townley



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Erin received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alberta in 2014, and has practiced exclusively in family law since 2015. Erin has a people-centered approach to her practice, with an emphasis on high-conflict parenting situations. She is passionate about finding solutions for her clients that caters to their unique situation, as she strongly believes that family law is not as simple as “right” and “wrong”: Erin understands every family unit is different, and requires an approach that recognizes the personal circumstances of each member within that unit.

Erin is driven to finding solutions that last, and strongly believes that Alternative Dispute Resolution favours this approach. However, as a skilled divorce lawyer, she also understands that ADR requires the cooperation of both parties, which is not always possible, especially when emotions are running high. In the event litigation is necessary to move your matter to a resolution, Erin has extensive experience appearing in both the Provincial Court of Alberta, and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

When not in the office, you can usually find Erin on her yoga mat, getting lost in the mountains, or travelling the world by bicycle with her family.


  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Bachelor of Arts, Honours English, 2006 – 2010
  • University of Alberta, Juris Doctor, 2011 – 2014
  • Year of Call to the Alberta Bar: 2015

Erin A.L. Townley Testimonials

Words cannot express how grateful and appreciative I am of Richmond Tymchuk Family Law. Our associate Erin Townley, and her Legal Assistant have been excellent and very helpful and empathetic during this extremely difficult time. They have been attentive and supportive to me and stay on top of everything.

Erin, I been speechless for a couple of days now. Overwhelmed with emotions!!! It’s been 11 years battling this fight ( it really felt like decades tho). I never thought the day would come where these three kids would get some sort of peace and justice. They finally get to live free from such a lying controlling manipulative vindictive abusive psychopath. I can’t believe we are finally free to live and simply breathe... I know it’s your job to be a lawyer, I know you’ve seen it all and have been through it all. But I don’t know why for me I felt like you believed in me and you fought my fight for me and with me. Saying thank you is simply not enough!!! But thank you Erin for all that you do, for all that you have said and simply thank you for YOU ?

Erin, Your work during questioning has been impressive! This has been a first for me in family law and makes me optimistic that a reasonable conclusion is possible.- Mathias

Erin helped me through a very dragged out cross-border divorce which consisted of a mentally instable ex and a bully of a lawyer as opposing counsel. Erin remained calm, collected at all times and provided me with factual information throughout the whole process. I cannot thank her enough and would hire her again in a heartbeat!

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